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July 31, 2013
The Bulls have been on a tear racking in commitments - and North Miami (Fla.) wide receiver Stanley Clerveaux. He is the third verbal commitment in the past two weeks and brings the total number of verbal commits to thirteen.
The commitment: Clerveaux told Runningthebulls.com back in June at the Saturday Night Live Camp that USF was his leader by a big gap. He was told by USF that he could not commit until they evaluated the other receiver talent in the state, but now Clerveaux got the 'okay' to pull the trigger. It came down to USF and Marshall, but Clerveaux decided to stay close to home.
What it means for the class: USF has offered a lot of receivers in the 2014 class, but are only bringing in two. A lot of receivers that the Bulls have been targeting have been committing elsewhere - so it's a relief for them to snag a receiver with the talent of Clerveaux. If the Bulls bring in Ryeshene Bronson as their second receiver in the 2014 class - USF have reason to feel very comfortable and excited about the future of the receiving corps. Stanley is just the third offensive skill player that has pledged a verbal commitment to USF.
Analyst Reaction: When you pop in Clerveaux's junior tape, his size and leaping ability are on display. He's terrific in jump ball situations and even wins them when he's behind his defender. So we knew he was great as jump ball receiver, but did he have the ability to run routes all over the field as well? I got to see him at Saturday Night Live, and he did not drop a single ball. Clerveaux has strong hands and a great body at 6-foot-3 185-pounds - but he's probably closer to 6-foot-4 now. He went up against several BCS level prospects in the one-on-ones at SNL and nearly won every rep. He had a tip-toe catch on the sideline comeback route, ran deep-in routes, and showed good off the ball speed against press coverage on a slant route. Once Clerveaux gains a little muscle weight and lowers his 40-yard dash time a bit - we're looking at a very productive receiver in college.